CCSA’s sole mission is to make the promise of community solar in providing access to local, affordable, and clean energy to all energy customers large and small a reality for every energy customer in America. CCSA, in partnership with a thriving network of non-profits, affiliate trade associations, and allied stakeholders, serves as the central voice for the community solar industry in developing vibrant and sustainable markets for community solar across the country. CCSA’s Membership is divided into four categories:
- Leadership Members – As leaders in the community solar industry, our Leadership Members drive CCSA’s day-to-day advocacy, communications, engagement, and program development strategies alongside CCSA staff. Leadership Members are companies engaged in providing community solar to customers.
- General Members – CCSA General Members receive access to proprietary briefings and provide input to CCSA staff for advocacy and educational efforts. General Members are also companies engaged in providing community solar to customers.
- Associate Members – CCSA’s Associate Membership is made up of leading consultancies, law firms, financiers, and other support industries for the community solar sector, as well as community solar customers wishing to help expand community solar availability. Associate Members also receive access to proprietary briefings and provide input to CCSA staff for advocacy and educational efforts.
- Non-Profit Members – CCSA’s Non-Profit Members are innovative 501(c)3 organizations from across the country working to expand access to community solar with a particular focus on underserved communities.
Solar Energy Industries Association
SEIA is CCSA’s industry partner. As the national trade association in the U.S., the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the power behind solar energy. Our member companies research, manufacture, distribute, finance, and build solar projects domestically and abroad.
Vote Solar is CCSA’s advocacy partner. Vote Solar is a non-profit grassroots organization working to fight climate change and foster economic opportunity by bringing solar energy into the mainstream. Since 2002, Vote Solar has engaged in state, local and federal advocacy campaigns to remove regulatory barriers and implement key policies needed to bring solar to scale. Vote Solar also manages the Shared Renewables HQ website, which is intended to advance state shared renewable energy policy by sharing best practices and tracking progress.